• Achieve Meaningful Use

    Leverage an established network of information and tools with MyHealth Access Network

    Transitions of Care

    Requirements for the meaningful use "transitions of care" objective and measures relationship to EHR technology certification.

Meaningful Use Resources

A Little Background

The idea of Meaningful Use developed as the brain-child of the National Quality Forum (NQF) in its efforts to determine a set of national priorities that, if focused on, would help health care performance-improvement efforts. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) added to the Meaningful Use by focusing on preserving and improving the affordability of health care. The act provided eligible providers economic incentives when they adopt certified EMR/EHR technology and use it “meaningfully” through Medicaid and Medicare. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 identifies three main components of Meaningful Use:

  1. Using EHR in a meaningful manner
  2. Using certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care
  3. Using certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures

By actualizing an EHR system, providers will reap benefits beyond financial incentives–such as reduction in errors, availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation.

The criteria for Meaningful Use was staged in three steps over the course of five years: Stage 1 – 2011 and 2012 Set the baseline for electronic data capture and information sharing. Stage 2 (2013), and Stage 3 (2015) continued to expand on Stage 1 baseline and be developed through future rule making.

For more information on Meaningful Use, please visit : HealthIT.gov


MyHealth Makes Meaningful Use Easy

Participating MyHealth members benefit from leveraging MyHealth Access Network’s health information exchange technologies to achieve meaningful use; including:

  • Electronic eligibility and attestation
  • Electronic clinical laboratory: ordering and results delivery
  • Electronic public health reporting
  • E-Prescribing
  • Clinical summary exchange for care coordination and patient engagement
  • Quality Reporting

Note: Before attestation, providers must register for the program on the EHR Incentive Program website Registration is at the individual provider level, and the provider’s NPI number is required.